My love affair with visual things begin when I was about 11 years old. My teacher noticed that I had trouble reading the chalk board and sent home a note. That inspired a visit to the eye doctor. With my new pair of plastic purple glasses perched proudly on my nose, my mom drove me home. And it was that day that I fell in love with the world. For the first time, I saw the pine needles on pine trees. I saw the definition in the magnificent clouds. And I saw birds actually flying in the sky. I wept. I was seeing the beauty of the landscape all around me for the first time. My life was forever changed.
Photography became a passion of mine as a teenager. My photography portfolio earned me an Art Scholarship at Mount Olive College where I went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications, with a focus in Graphic Design and Photography. After careers in Marketing and Education, I reclaimed my true love, Photography.
As my photography business grew I became a baby whisperer, a child wrangler, a puppeteer, a lighting director, a bookkeeper, a receptionist, a computer technician, a marketing director, an office manager, a sales manager, a CFO, a CEO, and even a janitor. I thought I was going to be a photographer. It turns out, you’re just a photographer when you have a camera and a hobby. Running the Vanessa G. Photography Studio is a career and my full time job. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I’m not half way anything. I will invest 100% of myself in you.
Owning a studio was my dream. And it came true. If you ask me how to make your dreams come true, I’d say it takes hard work, sacrifice, determination, and dedication to your goals. I’m so very dedicated to my studio and my clients. Customer service is of utmost importance. And providing each person with an amazing experience is my goal. Photography is my life.
For every person that comes to me and asks me to do what I love to do most, I am so very thankful. I love getting a peek into your life, and meeting your children. I cry when you cry, and smile when you smile, and I love creating images for your home that will warm your heart for the rest of your life. Thank you for choosing me.
Vanessa German, Your trusted Certified Professional Photographer*
*Fewer than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers have been designated world wide. Certification requires that you meet a stringent list of requirements demonstrating your knowledge and skills.